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The Hottest Builds Get Cooler: Thermo Tec Partners with Hoonigan

The heat shield & sound insulation experts are sponsoring two high-profile automotive programs.

GREENWICH, OHIO– When it comes to the high-stakes drama of automotive programming, the trendsetters at Hoonigan love when the heat is on. But, when it’s important for their competition builds to stay cool, they turn to the heat shield and sound insulation experts at Thermo-Tec. 

Thermo-Tec is partnering with Hoonigan on two of its popular programs: Season two of the next-level build show Knuckle Busters, and season two of the head-to-head contest Build & Battle.

“We are stoked to link up with our friends at Thermo-Tec and their complete lineup of heat shield and thermo insulation products,” said Andy Dellenbach, Chief Revenue Officer/Head of Partnerships at Hoonigan. “Our builds are hardcore, and our never-lift driving style is even less forgiving, which is exactly why we rely on all of Thermo-Tec’s product lines, from heat barriers, sleeving for wiring and tubing, tape and rollers and exhaust wraps, to coatings and adhesives.”

Season two of Knuckle Busters will focus on a Duramax diesel conversion of a fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Requiring a retrofit of the engine bay, the goal is to hit 200 mph in the standing mile.

As the exclusive heat insulation category manufacturer, Thermo-Tec will provide products to manage heat during extended run times including exhaust wrap, heat shields, wiring wrap and covers for the Duramax’s twin turbos.

“It is an incredible opportunity to work with everyone at Hoonigan,” Jeremy White of Thermo Tec said. “I personally have followed Hoonigan since Gymkhana 1 and all the wild builds, events, content since so when the opportunity to work along side them came about it was a very easy decision. We know that our heat and sound control products are the best on the market and Hoonigan is a world class company so this partnership makes perfect sense. Hoonigan creates amazing vehicles, content and automotive ideas and we create a solution to all heat or sound issues. We are very excited to see what they come up with next and to build our relationship with them.”

Thermo-Tec is also a team sponsor for season two of the popular program Build & Battle, a show that proves that racing projects can be fun and affordable. Two influencers from a specific racing genre (drag, off-road, Time Attack, drift, etc.) square off to see who can build the fastest machine in their specific category for less than $10,000 in a limited amount of time.

The builders are restricted to using garage tools to show that the projects are attainable for everyday automotive enthusiasts. At the end, the winner gets to keep their vehicle, while the loser must sell theirs and donate the money to the winner’s selected charity.

Thermo-Tec is sponsoring one of the drag battle teams this season, which has three more weeks of programming left to air. New episodes are released on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PST on Hoonigan’s Project Cars channel on YouTube.

More information about Hoonigan’s industry-leading lineup of over-the-top automotive programming is available at

“Our signature style of octane-fueled, horsepower-packed and torque-laden automotive mayhem means our heat management struggle is all too real,” Dellenbach added. “When we’re coming in hot, it’s always good to know Thermo-Tec helps us keep our cool when it comes to heat management.”

For more information on Thermo-Tec’s complete lineup of heat shield and sound insulation products, visit

About Thermo-Tec: Since 1987, Thermo-Tec has offered customers the latest in exhaust insulating and heat protection technology though cutting edge research and innovation. Thermo-Tec manufacturers more than 130 products to either control heat dissipation or reflect heat away from parts and components in a myriad of applications, including: NASCAR, Drag Racing, Oval Track, Motorcycle, Off Road, Street, and Industrial.